Renewed Audi Q5 front axle brake system
Introducing brake system for Audi SQ5.
Modern european car assembled in Mexico… :)))
Front axle is equipped with:
– monoblock structured brake rotor size 350-30 (мм)
– Akebono 6-pot brake caliper
For a car with 354 HP and full weight of over 2300+ it is way too little.
Brake caliper is quite new and choosing pads comes to just saying “buy an original”. Stock pads are unlikely to hold at over 300 degrees Celcius.
After going back and forth between “pros” and “cons” we decided to use Brembo 390-32.6 brake rotor on a floating bobbins and light alloy hat.
Caiper clamp adapter was designed and made on our own equipment in the shortest time possible.
Adapters were sent to get galvanised, couple more days and we are good to go do the assembling.
There were some hustle with the brake lines, Audi likes metal tubing clamping.
We made an additional intermediate adapter for the brake line, accessories Goodridge.Stock brake rotor 350-30 weighs (12,5) kg. Brembo 390-32,6 rotor (10,8) кг. Higher technologies in action!Ferrodo DS2500 brake pads, owners choice.
That’s an optimum choice of a composition, that can hold a 500 degrees Celcius temperature.